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UPDATE: No environmental activist has suggested that a wilderness or Adirondack land parcel be named after themselves personally. The text below has been corrected to clarify this point. This week, a group called Adirondack Wild unveiled a...
Over the years, no one has been a more resolute watchdog of state management of the Adirondack Park than the Glens Falls Post Star. The newspaper’s editorial page has often cast a skeptical eye on the relationship between key decisions inside...
The last forty-eight hours have seen a series of strong statements, pro and con, for the 69,000 acre land deal signed Sunday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. One of the most interesting conversations is happening within local government. At least three...
Over the last century and a half, the Adirondack Park has seen a lot of outsized figures shaping its future, everyone from Teddy Roosevelt to Senator Ron Stafford. But with the Park’s modern structure — the zoning map, the private land...
In a ceremony Sunday afternoon in Lake Placid, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a contract committing New York state to the purchase of roughly 69,000 acres of Adirondack timberland over the next five years. The deal was described as the largest single...
News stories tagged with "land-use"
Aug 21, 2009 — A farmer in Essex County wants more than $200,000 in legal fees from the Adirondack Park Agency, following a lengthy court battle. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Detroit, MI, Aug 19, 2009 — As municipal landfills were closed and capped back in the 1980s and 90s, communities across the US built big incinerators to get rid of the trash. Some, like St. Lawrence County, decided "no" for environmental and economic reasons. But many of the massive furnaces were built, financed by bonds and waste contracts just now being paid off. Now that those debts are off the books, some municipalities are having to think, all over again, about whether burning trash makes environmental and economic sense. Sarah Hulett reports. Go to full article
Jun 24, 2009 — A lengthy and secretive attempt to resolve concerns about the impacts of a massive Tupper Lake resort project has come to an end with no agreement between the developer and the project's biggest critics. Michael Foxman, lead developer of the Adirondack Club and Resort, has reportedly ended closed-door mediation sessions with environmental groups and neighbors to the project. The mediation began in April of 2008 but only a handful of sessions took place. As Chris Knight reports, the project is now headed back to the Adirondack Park Agency for an adjudicatory hearing process that could be just as lengthy Go to full article
Secunda, , Jun 12, 2009 — A key Adirondack Park Agency committee has approved plans for a large scale residential development on a remote Adirondack lake. The APA's Regulatory Programs Committee signed off yesterday on the Brandreth Lake Association's plan to build 44 homes on more than 400 acres at the northern end of the lake, located in Hamilton County. Environmental groups were divided over the project. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Ray Brook, NY, Jun 01, 2009 — The Adirondack Park Agency is proposing new restrictions on the size and height of boathouses in the park. But some local officials say the changes will result in "cookie-cutter" boathouses and will ruin the character of Adirondack lakes. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Adams Center, NY, Apr 22, 2009 — Jim Juczak and his family are proud of their Jefferson County home. And they don't mind if people say it's trashy. Most of it is made of junk. Juczak lives near Adams Center and runs Woodhenge, an off-grid community and sustainability school. He's one of the featured speakers at the Sustainable Energy Fair in Canton this weekend. Juczak is a lecturer, tinkerer, gardener, alternative energy do-it-yourself expert, and green builder. He spoke with Todd Moe about his 18-sided home made of wood and papercrete - a paper sludge from a local mill. He says 80 % of his home is made of salvaged materials. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Apr 22, 2009 — NCPR is media sponsor for the 14th annual Sustainable Energy Fair at the SUNY Canton Miller Campus Center this weekend. This year's fair includes more than 100 workshops and exhibitors, green home tours, environmental theater and more. Todd Moe talks with organizer Patricia Greene. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 31, 2009 — The Adirondack Nature Conservancy yesterday unveiled one of the largest timber sales in North Country history. The green group, based in Keene Valley, is selling 92 thousand acres of timber land to ATP, a Danish pension fund. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article
Mar 30, 2009 — Details are still emerging, but it appears that the budget deal announced over the weekend in Albany eliminates a controversial plan to cap property tax payments on forest preserve land in the Adirondacks. Todd Moe has more. Go to full article